5 kilos of rice free for Angeles City seniors who get COVID-19 vaccine

Jun A. Malig 09/24/2022

ANGELES CITY — In a bid to ramp up its vaccination program against COVID-19, the city government here announced on Friday that senior citizens who will have themselves vaccinated will  also get 5 kilos of rice for free.…

Danao begins house-to-house COVID vax

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – House-to-house COVID-19 vaccination has begun in Danao City, northern Cebu as city government intensifies its COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Health personnel from the Danao City government on Thursday, September 8 began visiting homes to…

Cebu City to strengthen ties with religious sector in COVID booster vax

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – If it meant convincing more individuals to get their booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, Cebu City wants to connect with more members of the religious sector in promoting its vaccination drive.  The…

DOH-7 continues COVID-19 vaccine campaign

Futch Anthony Inso 08/15/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—A total of 763 individuals were inoculated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines during the “Sa Booster PinasLakas” campaign of the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at the…

1.5 million COVID jabs expiring end of July – Concepcion

Kathleen de Villa 07/20/2022

MANILA, Philippines — More than 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccines acquired by the private sector are due to expire by the end of the month, a former presidential adviser warned on Tuesday. According to businessman Joey Concepcion, an…

Expansion of limited F2F classes a possibility in SY 2022-2023

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/28/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) said that limited face-to-face (F2F) classes will still be implemented for School Year (SY) 2022-2023. Although they are studying the full implementation of F2F…

COVID-19 Vax Watch: 200,000 kids inoculated in Metro Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/20/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Around 200,000 minors from nine localities in Metro Cebu, aged between five to 17-years-old, have already been inoculated as a protection against COVID-19.  Based on the latest data from the Visayas Vaccination Operations…

Pediatric groups reiterate support for COVID vaccination of aged 5 to 11

Zacarian Sarao 02/07/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS) and the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines (PIDSP) on Sunday reiterated their full support for the government’s vaccination of kids aged 5 to 11 against COVID-19. According…

COVID-19 vaxxing of kids aged 5 to 11 starts on Feb. 4

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 01/25/2022

MANILA, Philippines — COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11 years old will finally start on February 4, as vaccine czar and Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. reassured parents that vaccination is safe. Galvez during the late…

‘No Vaccination, No Entry’ policy takes effect in Cebu City

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Bad news for individuals who remain unvaccinated against COVID-19. The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) announced that starting on Monday, January 11, they already started to implement the city government’s “No Vaccination, No…

Djokovic did not have guaranteed entry to Australia, government says

Reuters 01/10/2022

MELBOURNE—The Australian government had not given tennis star Novak Djokovic an assurance that a medical exemption that he said he had to enter Australia without a COVID-19 vaccination would be accepted, government lawyers said in a court…

More localities in Cebu resume vaccination drive

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As Cebu gradually recovers from the devastation left by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai), more local government units (LGUs) here have resumed their vaccination drives.  Based on a tally compiled by local media,…

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